The concepts of water harvesting and management are not new. In communities where water scarcity is a fact of life, the techniques are essential. How do we envision a hydraulic society with a growing world population which has enormous impacts on climate, watersheds, coastal areas and the deep ocean? In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will have us look no further than New York City and the Green Infrastructure Plan as a real and compelling example for sustainability and increased conservation values, and an illustration for improved water quality techniques which could be implemented by other mega-cities around the world.
Peter Neill, Director of the W2O and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide.
Global Ocean Commission
Global Ocean Commission:
A Rescue Package for the Ocean
CLICK HERE to read more about the GOC and the final ocean report entitled, "From Decline to Recovery: A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean"
Ocean Health Index
A weekly feature to highlight, by country, the goals and components of the Ocean Health Index which measures and scores ocean health from 0-100.
Did You Know?
This goal measures the carbon stored in natural coastal ecosystem—seagrasses, tidal marshes and mangroves—that sequester and store large amounts of carbon in both the plants and in the sediment below them. When preserved, carbon is stored in these ecosystems. When destroyed, carbon is emitted back into the atmosphere, becoming new sources of greenhouse gas emissions. (source: OHI)